Who is Uranw?
Scattered from Sarlahi to Morang, and densely populated in Jhapa, Morang, Dhanush, Sarlahi district, Uranw are also known as Jhangad or Dhangad. They call themselves as Uraunw themselves call Uranw or Kurukha. Uranw are also found in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar of India and they are believed to have migrated from there. The main occupation of Oranw or Jhagad is agriculture. Uranw/Jhangad are animist and nature worshipers. According to latest national census 2011, Uranw are put into two-different categories. As per the Census, the population of Jhangad is 37,424 and the population of Dhangad is 2,681, which together make a total population of Uranw is 40,105.
Uranw have their own distinct mother tongue which is called Uranw, Oraon or Kurukh language belongs to Dravidian language family. According to latest national census 2011, the population of Uranw, Oraon or Kurukh language is 33,651. Currently, under the education in mother tongue scheme of government, education of grade 1 and 2 is provided into Uranw, Oraon or Kurukh language at Sarada Primary School Tanmuna in Sunsari district. At least dozen of books and a few newspapers have been published in this language, also radio programmes is produced in it. Besides Nepal, Uranw language is also spoken in India, Bangladesh, Jharkhand, Asam, Chhatisgadh of India.
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Besides Nepal, Uranw language is also spoken in Madhya Pradesh and Bihar of India.